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France: growth in hand and power tools

GfK' analysis of the French DIY market for seven product groups in the first four months of the year.

GfK' analysis of the French DIY market for seven product groups in the first four months of the year.

Analysis by GfK for seven product groups in the first four months of the year paints a mixed picture of the French DIY market. According to the analysis, sales in the hand tools product category were up by 29 per cent, with a volume increase of 25.2 per cent.

This was the smallest of the seven product groups with a volume of EUR 60 mio. The largest group by far is paints with a volume of EUR 321 mio, where value sales declined by 6.6 per cent and volume sales by 3.2 per cent. The survey includes sales in the panel market as a whole, thus in all distribution channels.

The plumbing, adhesives and electric heating categories also exhibited a negative trend, along with value sales of dog and cat food. Sales of power tools were up by 0.8 per cent to EUR 103 mio.

The figures were published by GfK to coincide with the opening of the new French trade show BtoB Habitat in Paris. The detailed figures are:

Water treatment/taps: volume -0.7 per cent, value -3.2 per cent
Adhesives: volume -4.5 per cent, value -3.4 per cent
Paints: volume -3.2 per cent, value -6.6 per cent
Electric heaters: volume -4.8 per cent, value -2.6 per cent
Hand tools: volume +25.2 per cent, value +29.0 per cent
Electric power tools: volume +5.3 per cent, value +0.8 per cent
   Corded: volume +5.9 per cent, value +1.5 per cent
   Cordless: volume +4.2 per cent, value -0.2 per cent
Pet food (dogs/cats): volume +5.0 per cent, value -1.3 per cent
   Dogs: volume +3.1 per cent, value -2.1 per cent
   Cats: volume +7.7 per cent, value +0.8 per cent

| 7 June 2018


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